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Applying to college isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s exciting. It’s nerve-wracking. And, I’m not gonna to lie, we left nothing to chance. We were clearly not in charge, nor did we want to be, but we were team players in this big game. There are some parents who let their kids run with […]

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Raising my children, now 21 and 23, has been an honor and a privilege. Though, I would be lying if I said every moment has been wonderful. Teachable moments aren’t always easy. But the one constant while raising them has been that they always were and always will be my most favorite people on earth. […]

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Fall is here, the kids are back in school, and there is no better way to enjoy the cooler days and blustery nights than grabbing a glass of wine and reading a good book. So check out this list, get cozy and start reading. Hot Toddy’s optional. Not Your Mother’s Book On Family edited by […]

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Recently, I had lunch with a group of ladies I’ve known for years. We were celebrating our dear, eternally youthful friend’s – lean over now, I’ll whisper it in your ear – 59th birthday. She does not look a day over 40 which is something I do not hold against her. Yes, that makes me […]

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It’s only been two days since we left Mini-Me at college, and the care package already arrived. How I know this is because of the ALL CAPS text I received this morning, “OMG, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! I LOVE IT! YOU’RE THE BEST!” I won’t argue there. In addition to phone calls and texting, sending […]

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Dropping your child off at college is one of the biggest milestones of your child’s life and a parent’s day of reckoning – having to let your child go. It’s a day filled with great anticipation, emotion, mixed feelings, and, of course, stress. And it’s your job to make sure it goes smoothly. The key […]

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Whether your child has just entered high school and you are still in that blissful state where college is but a dream, or are currently knee deep in the college process and pulling your hair out (don’t worry, you will survive – I’ve been through this twice), your head is probably swimming with questions and […]

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At twenty I was like many kids at that age: A youthful mixture of  bravado and immaturity. Every thing seemed SO important. EVERY decision was larger than life. Yet honestly, I didn’t have a clue who I was. In reality, I was just a girl who would struggle with frizzy hair for almost forty years […]

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